Black Friday by Robert Muchamore Review

After finishing The Reckoners series I wanted to get another book finished in another series before united as one comes out this week. So the book I decided on is Black Friday in the Cherub 2.0 series by Robert muchamore. The book is finished so it is time for a review.


The Story

The Aramov Clan has splintered into two rival factions and Ryan is joined by more CHERUB agents as his three year mission enters its final phase. Ryan is about to board a plane, knowing that the next twenty-four hours will change everything. His mission is to stop the biggest terrorist attack America’s ever seen. Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even a trained terrorist won’t suspect that a teenager is spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Taken from Goodread

Just like with The Reckoners I seem to have taken a four month break from this series, but unfortunately I won’t be able to finish it for another week or two as I will be finishing another series with united as one coming out this week. But I was able to get back into the mood to read more about children spies with this book. With it being written by Robert Muchamore an author I have came to love over the year I just knew that it was going to be written amazingly and I couldn’t wait to start. That is why I managed to read the 400 page book in one day as I couldn’t put it down. I loved just about everything with this book.

I bet you notice I said just about everything, the reason why I didn’t love everything is because when the split point of view came into place it took away a lot of the pace from the action packed Ryan point of view and then took us back to James Adams (the main character from Cherub 1.0) point of view of him being a training instructor. But after a while the paced was picked back up in both of the points of view and I ended up loving the two way story again.

I loved being able to see how James was after he finished his cherub career and finished with college in America, even though Robert Muchamore gives the reader a lot of information in the back of his book on what happens to the characters after the events of the book I still wanted to know more about James Adam as I grow up reading those books.

The writing itself was amazing and fast paced, which is what you need from a spy book and is something that is done amazingly here. I am surprised that the book managed to get 400 pages and not feel like it was being dragged on to much. If anything I feel like it could of kept going for another 50 or 100 pages. But lucky for me there are still another 2 books left in this series before the cherub series is finished for ever.

If you want to read this book then I recommend you read the first two in the series first as it will catch you up with the story and they are pretty easy reads so you will get through them very quickly. You don’t have to read the original cherub series as nothing is really mentioned about the old series, but this book is a great read made better by my knowledge of the older series so might as well read that as well.


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